The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had UAT Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing Tester
UK
Rank 557 587 593
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +6
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 24 31 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.061% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.064% 0.048%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 22
Median daily rate £318 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41742 48106 48047
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 27155 30643 30207
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1758 1889
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.88 £10.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured UAT Tester in the job title.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 18 £350 +16.66% 1
South East +13 6 £300 -14.28% 1
London -3 4 £400 +35.59%
Oxfordshire - 4 £325 - 1
Edinburgh +22 3 - -
Scotland +22 3 - -
Wales - 3 £190 -
Cardiff - 3 £190 -
South Wales - 3 £190 -
North West +25 2 £325 +52.94%
East Midlands - 2 £125 -
North East - 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Abingdon - 2 £350 -
Manchester +16 1 - -
Hampshire +9 1 £260 -20.00%
City of London -9 1 £375 +3.44%
Winchester - 1 £260 -
Folkestone - 1 - -
Sleaford - 1 £125 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £200 -
Leeds - 1 £225 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £225 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £125 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Kent - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £325 -

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 38 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 10 (26.32%) JIRA
5 9 (23.68%) Finance
6 8 (21.05%) Banking
6 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
7 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
7 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (13.16%) Defect Management
8 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
8 5 (13.16%) QA
8 5 (13.16%) Retail
9 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
9 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (10.53%) SQL
9 4 (10.53%) HP
9 4 (10.53%) ISEB
9 4 (10.53%) System Testing
10 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
10 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
10 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
10 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
10 3 (7.89%) CRM
10 3 (7.89%) Selenium
11 2 (5.26%) TDD
11 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
11 2 (5.26%) Migration
11 2 (5.26%) Use Case

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.63%) Confluence
1 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (7.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.26%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.63%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) IaaS
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
1 1 (2.63%) PaaS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) JIRA
2 3 (7.89%) Selenium
3 2 (5.26%) HP UFT
3 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.26%) LoadRunner
3 2 (5.26%) TestRail
4 1 (2.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.63%) WebDriver
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
2 8 (21.05%) Banking
3 5 (13.16%) Retail
4 2 (5.26%) Marketing
4 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
5 1 (2.63%) Advertising
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
1 1 (2.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.63%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 14 (36.84%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (31.58%) Test Scripting
4 6 (15.79%) Functional Testing
4 6 (15.79%) Software Testing
5 5 (13.16%) Defect Management
5 5 (13.16%) Waterfall
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.53%) System Testing
7 3 (7.89%) CRM
7 3 (7.89%) Manual Testing
7 3 (7.89%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Test Automation
8 2 (5.26%) BDD
8 2 (5.26%) Case Management
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (5.26%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 2 (5.26%) TDD
8 2 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) ISEB
1 4 (10.53%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.63%) ACCA
2 1 (2.63%) CIMA
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) HP
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP